Sony boss says 'Pokemon GO is a real game-changer'

Sony wants to 'aggressively' get into mobile gaming, saying 'Pokemon GO is a real game-changer'

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Now that the insane wave of interest in Pokemon GO is going down, Sony is talking about how much of a "game-changer" the game was.

Sony boss says 'Pokemon GO is a real game-changer' |

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has said that his company plans to "aggressively" get into mobile gaming, saying: "It's quite a shift from being just a console-based business to being on mobile phones as well". Hirai added: "Pokemon Go is a real game-changer. I'm very interested in the fact that it has the potential to really change the way people move, literally".

Hirai continued saying that the use of augmented reality used in Pokemon GO was a "great innovative idea that's going to lift all boats for the video game industry", adding that he'd like to see AR components added to its own mobile games.

Sony is expected to unveil its new PS4 (a slimmer version of the original console) while a more powerful PS4 Neo has most gamers excited in a whole new way, and that's without the release of the PlayStation VR headset next month.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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